|FAIR WORK COMMISSION|
Fair Work Act 2009
s.156 - 4 yearly review of modern awards
4 yearly review of modern awards—Award flexibility
JOURNALISTS PUBLISHED MEDIA AWARD 2010
JUSTICE ROSS, PRESIDENT
SYDNEY, 1 JUNE 2018
4 yearly review of modern awards –award flexibility–time off in lieu of payment for overtime–variation to clause 22.
A. Further to the Full Bench Decision issued by the Fair Work Commission on 1 June 2018 1 the above award is varied as follows:
1. By renaming clause “22—Overtime and penalties” as clause “22—Overtime”.
2. By deleting the words “all time worked” appearing in clause 22.2 and inserting “all time necessary to be worked”.
3. By deleting clause 22.3(b) and inserting the following:
(b) time off instead of overtime will be taken as mutually agreed, or by the employer rostering accrued overtime as time off instead, by giving at least 14 days’ notice that the employee is required to take such accrued time off instead. An employee may, under section 65 of the Act, request to take time off at a time or times specified in the request;
Note: If an employee makes a request under section 65 of the Act for a change in working arrangements, the employer may only refuse that request on reasonable business grounds (see section 65(5) of the Act).
4. By deleting clause 22.3(c) and inserting the following:
(c) time off instead of overtime not taken within four months of the overtime being worked must be paid out in the next pay period following those four months, at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked;”.
5. By renumbering clauses 22.4 to 22.6 as 22.6 to 22.8 respectively.
6. By inserting a new clause 22.4 as follows:
22.4 The employer must keep an accurate record of:
(i) overtime worked and banked as time off in instead of overtime under clause 22.3(a);
(ii) time taken off as time off instead of overtime under clause 22.3(b);
(iii) time off instead of overtime that is paid out at overtime rates under clause 22.3(c); and
(iv) time off instead of overtime that is paid out on termination of employment under clause 22.3(d).
7. By inserting a new clause 22.5 as follows:
22.5 For the purposes of clause 22.4, the records relating to individual employees:
(a) must be maintained as an employee record; and
(b) must be accessible (preferably via electronic means) at least upon request, so that the employee can readily confirm how much time off instead of overtime they have accrued, taken or received as payment.
8. By updating the table of contents and cross-references accordingly.
B. This determination comes into operation from 1 September 2018. In accordance with s.165(3) of the Fair Work Act 2009 this determination does not take effect until the start of the first full pay period that starts on or after 1 September 2018.
1  FWCFB 3085; see also  FWCFB 4466,  FWCFB 6847,  FWCFB 2602,  FWCFB 4258,  FWCFB 4579,  FWCFB 6178,  FWCFB 6333,  FWCFB 6591,  FWCFB 7737 and  FWCFB770
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